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See patterns A-1 to A-3. Pattern is worked in stockinette st.
Worked back and forth in stockinette st.
ROW 1 (= RS): Work until 1 st remains, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= WS): Slip first st as if to P, tighten yarn and work until 1 st remains, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= RS): Slip first st as if to K, tighten yarn and work until 2 sts remain, turn piece.
ROW 4 (= WS): Slip first st as if to P, tighten yarn and work until 2 sts remain, turn piece.
Continue like this until 18 sts remain in the middle on the needle. Continue back and forth but now work 1 st more for every row over heel. To avoid holes in the transitions, lift the yarn before the st to be knitted up and slip it twisted on the needle. Work the yarn tog with st. Work like this until all heel sts have been worked.
Dec as follows 3 sts before marker: K 2 tog, K 1.
Dec as follows after marker: K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Worked in the round on needle.
Cast on 80 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with wine red. Work in stockinette st for 3 cm / 1''.
Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4, work 1 round as follows: K 2 tog, 1 YO. K 3 rounds.
Distribute sts so that there are 20 sts on each of the 4 double pointed needles. Work A-1, then continue with A-2. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When A-2 has been worked 3 times in total vertically (piece measures approx. 29 cm / 11½''), cut the strands.
Now work heel over sts from 1st and 4th needle (= 40 sts), slip the other 40 sts (= on top of foot) on 1 stitch holder.
Beg from RS, work 1 row with wine red and 1 row with off white over the 40 heel sts AT THE SAME TIME work HEEL - see explanation above.
Continue in stockinette st back and forth with wine red AT THE SAME TIME work heel.
Work until 2 rows remain on heel.
Then work 1 row off white and 1 row wine red.
Then slip the 40 sts from stitch holder back on needle and work in the round over all 80 sts with wine red as follows (beg round on 2nd needle, i.e. after heel): Work A-2 as before over the 40 sts mid on top of foot, work 1 st wine red, 1 st off white, work A-3 (= 6 sts) over the next 36 sts AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st (after the first 18 sts) so that pattern beg and ends the same way in each side and finish with 1 st off white and 1 st wine red.
Work pattern A.2 2 times vertically after heel and finish with next to last row in pattern A.2 (approx. 4.5 cm / 1 3/4'' remain until finished measurements).
Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 40 sts on top of foot and 41 sts under foot.
Continue with 1 round wine red and 1 round off white, then work in stockinette st with wine red AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of each marker as follows - READ DECREASE TIP: Dec every other round a total of 6 times, then every round a total of 4 times.
Lay the sock flat and sew tog sts on the upper side of toe with sts underneath with grafting/kitchener stitches.
Fold the upper edge inward, sew with small stitches on the inside without being too tight.
Thread a silk ribbon in and out of fabric at the top on the back of stockinette section, this is used for hanging.
= wine red
= off white